AHA Administrative Building Named in Honor of Local Champion of Fair Housing
Carnis Salisbury moved to Albuquerque with her late husband, Oliver Salisbury, in 1961. They suffered discrimination in their search for housing in Albuquerque but with the help of others, they spearheaded a successful effort to secure passage of one the first Fair Housing city ordinances in the country in June of 1963, predating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the federal Fair Housing Act (a/k/a Civil Rights Act of 1968). In 1990 Mrs. Salisbury was awarded the City of Albuquerque’s Human Rights award.
Mayor Richard J. Berry, City of Albuquerque – Dedication of the Carnis Salisbury Building February 19, 2013